Introduction to IT


Why Introduction to IT?

Information Technology, commonly referred to as IT, refers to the use of technology to organize, store, share, and process information. The IT industry is growing quickly as companies become more technology-based and the need to manage information becomes increasingly vital. Introduction to IT is geared towards complete beginners looking to take their first steps into the world of Information Technology.

Take-Away Skills

Introduction to IT will cover content such as:

  • Getting Started with IT
  • Computer Basics
  • Networking and the Internet
  • Operating Systems and Applications
  • Software Development Basics
  • Databases
  • Cybersecurity

Take your first steps into the world of IT!

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    Get started learning about IT!
  2. 2
    Learn about how computers work, important hardware, the troubleshooting method, and more!
  3. 3
    Learn about how the internet works and the basics of networking.
  4. 4
    Learn about operating systems and the applications we run with them.
  5. 5
    Learn about basic programming concepts as well as how to communicate problem-solving with flowcharts and pseudocode!

What you'll create

Portfolio projects that showcase your new skills

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How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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I know from first-hand experience that you can go in knowing zero, nothing, and just get a grasp on everything as you go and start building right away.

Course Description

Take your first steps into the world of IT, or Information Technology! Introduction to IT will teach you about core IT subjects.


Earn a certificate of completion
10 hours to complete in total

Get started learning about IT!

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